Yellow Permit Beware – Currier is Returning!

by | May 9, 2018 | Indo Pacific permit, yellow permit | 5 comments

I’m about 15 minutes the longest journey I’ve ever done repeats itself.  Last year I fished St. Brandon’s Atoll off the country of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.  Today I’m headed back with some South African friends.  I have some unfinished business to tend to.  Last year I didn’t get my Indo-Pacific permit, better known as the “yellow permit”.

It’s a four day trip to get there.  At 1 pm I fly to Salt Lake City.  At 5 I fly to Paris.  I arrive Thursday at 11 am Paris time then at 4 pm fly to Port Louis, Mauritius.  I arrive in Mauritius at 5:35 am Friday morning.  On Saturday I board a boat and we travel deep into the Indian Ocean approximately 30 hours northeast to St Brandon’s Atoll.  The goal is to make first cast by Sunday night.

I expect to report briefly once I arrive in Mauritius but once out to sea there is no internet.  But, as always I’ll be writing my day by day accounts and will load them upon my return.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Kevin Yoshida

    Can’t wait to read your reports when you get back! Safe travels Jeff. Give that permit a helluva fight when you hook ‘em! Kevin

  2. Jeff

    Thanks Kevin. Not looking forward to the travel but very much the permit fishing!!

  3. Brent Wilson

    Go get em, Jeff!! I just booked a trip there so I look forward to your trip reports.

  4. Lance

    Your the man Jeff! Get it done this time! Good luck and safe travels.

  5. Jeff

    Thanks guys. Gonna get er done for sure this time!

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!